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Old 03-15-2012, 02:33 AM   #21
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Sorry, my trailer is in storage, so I could not easily take a picture. I should have thought of putting the bleach in the hose. Duh. The valve does keep dirt and critters out of the tank in case the cap is left off, so perhaps it is intentional on Forest River's part. Thanks guys!
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Old 03-15-2012, 08:00 AM   #22
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Why not just put the bleach mixture in your water hose, connect it to the inlet. BUT make sure there is a pressure relief from the tank that works! Usually a 1" hose hanging down with the system drains. If you are going to fill the tank, calculate the amount of bleach needed, empty your water hose, connect it to the tap, pour the bleach slowly into the hose, connect the hose to the inlet and turn on the water. This will clean the hose and tank. Do not run bleach through a carbon filter as this will stop the "activated carbon" from working. I do this to my home water system approximately once a year. Works great.
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Old 03-15-2012, 04:33 PM   #23
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In response to requests for a picture of the XLR fresh water intake system I attached one. There is a single hose connection with a switch for city water and tank water fill. There is no other inlet where to add bleach to sanitize the system. We have a siphon mixer where you can draw solution from a container. I plan on mixing a bleach concentration that is appropriate for our 100 gallon fresh water tank and siphon into the single opening. I will try this next month before our initial trip.
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Old 03-15-2012, 04:57 PM   #24
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Whats the one on the far right?
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Old 03-15-2012, 05:25 PM   #25
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Whats the one on the far right?

That is the connection for the cable TV.
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Old 03-15-2012, 07:31 PM   #26
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Another thing you might try is putting the bleach in the hose itself and connecting it on both ends before turning on the water. Instant injection of bleach! I've done this to sanitize the hose as well.
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If not in else hook one end of you hose up to your camper fill it with bleach connect the other to the water and turn it on
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Old 03-15-2012, 08:36 PM   #28
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My fresh water tank inlet has a one way valve that prevents pouring any liquid into the tank. How do you get a bleach mixture into the tank?
You have an inlet that you can stick a garden hose down in the tube a little.Now the opening is to high so you can't pour anything into it.You get a funnel with a flexible long tube connected and pour your bleach in that and it will gravity fead into the tank.kind of common place now
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Old 03-15-2012, 08:39 PM   #29
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You have an inlet that you can stick a garden hose down in the tube a little.Now the opening is to high so you can't pour anything into it.You get a funnel with a flexible long tube connected and pour your bleach in that and it will gravity fead into the tank.kind of common place now
try reading all the posts this was covered already .
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I utilize a lawn sprayer system , one garden hose fitted on each side, fill with a 50/50 bleach mixture once it syphons into the hose it is further diluted.
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